Fast Parse VS Parboiled2

Compare Fast Parse vs Parboiled2 and see what are their differences.

Fast Parse

Writing Fast Parsers Fast in Scala (by lihaoyi)

Parboiled2

A macro-based PEG parser generator for Scala 2.10+ (by sirthias)
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Fast Parse Parboiled2
2 1
980 676
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4.9 8.0
2 months ago 9 days ago
Scala Scala
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Fast Parse

Posts with mentions or reviews of Fast Parse. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-12-17.
  • -🎄- 2021 Day 18 Solutions -🎄-
    144 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 17 Dec 2021
    Mostly a mess of pattern matching. I really need to make some generic tree utilities. Haven't been able to find a decent parser combinator that works in Scala 3 (I usually use fastparse which depends heavily on Scala 2 macros, and scala-parser-combinators works in Scala 3, but I've had a lot of trouble getting it to not be too greedy), so I used the state monad from cats to parse at the bottom of the file, which I think turned out fairly nice.
  • Parser generators vs. handwritten parsers: surveying major languages in 2021
    11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Aug 2021
    Agreed! I would say that parser combinators are the sweet spot and the right choice in most cases.

    Scala has them as well, e.g.: https://com-lihaoyi.github.io/fastparse/

    And the good thing is, you don't have to learn a completely new language/syntax, you can use the host language's syntax and you have full IDE support as well.

Parboiled2

Posts with mentions or reviews of Parboiled2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-12.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Fast Parse and Parboiled2 you can also consider the following projects:

Scala Parser Combinators - simple combinator-based parsing for Scala. formerly part of the Scala standard library, now a separate community-maintained module

atto - friendly little parsers

Scopt - command line options parsing for Scala

Kaitai Struct - Kaitai Struct: declarative language to generate binary data parsers in C++ / C# / Go / Java / JavaScript / Lua / Perl / PHP / Python / Ruby

Lark - Lark is a parsing toolkit for Python, built with a focus on ergonomics, performance and modularity.

Scallop - a simple Scala CLI parsing library

decline - A composable command-line parser for Scala.

CLIST - Command Line Interface Scala Toolkit